Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is reportedly keen on leaving the club this summer with a move to Manchester United possible.
Recent reports suggested that United are thinking about ‘triggering’ Oblak’s €120million release clause at Atletico, which only increased by €20million when he signed a new contract in April.
With David De Gea increasingly likely to leave Old Trafford this summer after refusing to extend his contract, which has just a year left to run, United are scouring the market for a replacement.
Oblak gave the Red Devils a boost recently by stating that his new contract with Atletico ‘changes nothing’ and that he would only stay at the club if they match his ambition.
Now, sources have apparently told ESPN FC that United ‘are ahead in the chase to sign Oblak, despite the fact they will not be playing in the Champions League next season’.
The 26-year-old is apparently keen on the idea of playing in the Premier League and would be happy to move to Manchester, with hints that United are happy to pay his €120m buy-out clause.
Oblak was reportedly ‘told the Atletico squad would be strengthened to compete for La Liga and the Champions League’, however the replacements for Antoine Griezmann are not deemed good enough by the Slovenian who will now look to leave.
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